Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pecans Recipe

Embrace the warmth and comfort of cold winter nights with the delightful aroma and flavor of Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pecans. This simple recipe yields a tasty and crunchy snack that effortlessly combines the sweet notes of cinnamon and sugar with the nutty goodness of pecans. Perfect for family gatherings or as a thoughtful treat, these pecans are guaranteed to become a fast favorite. Share the joy of making and gifting these delightful snacks, as they were a hit when I shared them last year!


  • 1 pound pecans
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 white egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Set the oven to 250°F (120°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the Cinnamon Sugar Mix:
    • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Whisk Egg White Mixture:
    • In a separate large bowl, beat one egg white until it forms stiff peaks. Add 2 teaspoons of water and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, mixing them thoroughly.
  4. Coat Pecans:
    • Add one pound of pecans to the egg white mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  5. Add Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
    • Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mix over the pecans, tossing to ensure they are fully covered.
  6. Bake the Pecans:
    • Spread the pecans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
    • Bake at 250°F (120°C) for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes to ensure even coating.
  7. Cooling:
    • Allow the pecans to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  8. Storage:
    • Store the Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pecans in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

Not only are these Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pecans a treat for the taste buds, but they also add a touch of warmth and sweetness to any occasion. Enjoy the process of making them and share the joy by gifting these delightful snacks to your loved ones. Whether for holiday gatherings or cozy nights in, these pecans are sure to bring smiles and satisfy cravings with their irresistible combination of flavors and textures. Indulge in the joy of making and sharing these delightful treats!

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